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Torrent Tyrannulet

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Serpophaga cinerea Scientific name
Trochiliformes Order
Trochilidae Family
10 - 11.4 cm Length
Tropical moist forest, swamps, marshes, bogs, rivers, streams, waterfalls. Between 250 - 3,700 m  Range:- Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador,  Panama. Peru, & Venezuela.

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 eggs, incubation  days, fledging  days. Clutch
Nectar & insects. Food  
4135 - TSN: 562977 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

AKA:- Czech: tyrančík bystřinný, Tyrancík kaderavý
Danish: Strømtyrannulet
German: Sturzbach-Kleintyrann, Sturzbachtachuri, Sturzbach-Tachuri
English: Torrent Tyrannulet
Spanish: Mosquerito Guardarrios, Mosquerito guardarríos, Piojito de los Torrentes, Piojito Guardarríos, Tiranuelo Salta-arroyo
Spanish (Colombia): Tiranuelo Salta-arroyo
Spanish (Costa Rica): Mosquerito Guardarrios, Mosquerito guardarríos
Spanish (Venezuela): Atrapamoscas de Torrentes
Estonian: kärestikutikat
Finnish: Koskinapsija
French: Tyranneau des torrents
Hungarian: kucsmás vízitirannusz
Italian: Tirannetto di torrente, Tiranno piccolo di torrente
Japanese: katoritairanchou
Japanese: カトリタイランチョウ
Latin: Serpophaga cinerea
Dutch: Bergbeektachuri
Norwegian: Strømtyrannulett
Polish: tyranek szary
Russian: Серая серпофага
Slovak: moskytár bystrinový
Swedish: Forsdvärgtyrann
Chinese: 灰姬霸鹟


Serpophaga cinerea
Serpophaga cinerea cinerea
Serpophaga cinerea grisea

  • Serpophaga cinerea cinerea: Mountain streams of Colombia and Venezuela to W Bolivia
  • Serpophaga cinerea grisea: Rocky mountain streams of Costa Rica and W Panama
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